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Trea Turner of the Philadelphia Phillies will be sidelined for at least six weeks due to a left hamstring injury

Trea Turner will be out at least six weeks due to a left hamstring injury he suffered in the fourth inning of Philadelphia’s 4-3 win over the San Francisco Giants on Friday.

The Phillies placed the two-time All-Star shortstop on the 10-day injured list on Saturday, but Turner said he needs more time to recover. “I don’t like getting injured,” he said.

Turner has started all 30 games this season, contributing to the Phillies’ (22-11) status as the team with the most wins in baseball as of Saturday. He currently has a .343 batting average with two home runs, 10 doubles, nine RBIs and 10 stolen bases.

Phillies manager Rob Thomson acknowledged the significant loss and stated that any absence from Turner would be detrimental.

“It’s a big setback,” he noted. “We’re talking about Trea Turner, one of the top players in baseball.”

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Turner had two hits in Friday’s game, helping the Phillies secure their 14th win in their last 17 games.

He suffered his injury during an impressive display of hustle. After a single, Turner stole second base and then scored on a passed ball during a walk to Bryce Harper. The speedy shortstop narrowly avoided the tag from right-hander Jordan Hicks, and plate umpire Brian Walsh’s safe call was confirmed by a video review.

“It was an excellent game,” said Thomson. “It won us the game.” Turner injured his left hamstring while running the bases between third and home. To fill Turner’s spot on the roster, the Phillies called up Kody Clemens from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.